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“Between Heroism and Despair: Opportunities and Barriers for Women in the Early Korean Catholic Church.”

Deberniere Torrey explores early Korean Catholic texts as indicators of identity, cultural hybridity, and epistemic shift in Korea prior to its opening to the modern world.

Culture Shock/Shock Culture

A lecture and workshop with Professor Diana Taylor

Isabel Dulfano to Be Honored as a 2017 Beacons of Excellence Winner Edit Content Area

Isabel Dulfano, Associate Professor in World Languages & Cultures, will be honored as one of seven 2017 Beacons of Excellence at the University of Utah.

Nathan P. Devir publishes New Children of Israel

Nathan P. Devir has just published New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization (Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2017).


Featured Courses

Voices from the Empire

Voices from Empire

Empire and the Lusotropicalist Myth in the literature of Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, Macao, and Goa.

Featured Students

Featured Student Gus Gochnour

Gus Gochnour

"It has been a blast interning in Germany’s capital for the last 4 months. Learning about the German culture, and language in the class room is one thing, but being able to live and breathe German every day is a special experience."

Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications

Nathan Devir

New Children of Israel:  Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization. This comparative ethnographic study presents in-depth analyses of the backgrounds, motivations, and sociohistorical contexts of emerging Jewish communities in Cameroon, Ghana, India, and other postcolonial locales. 

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Immerse Yourself!

Our faculty-led Learning Abroad programs offer the opportunity to study language and culture in a number of countries across the world.

World Languages & Cultures Student and Alumni Interviews

Lee Wohlgemuth
German BA 1970, MA 1973

 Jonah Katz 
Asian Studies and Chinese

Ted Buckwalter
MA in French Literature, 1995 

Annie Omer 
Spanish Teaching 


Last Updated: 1/3/18